8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

September 25, 2019

 

 

10x Genomics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-39035   45-5614458

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

6230 Stoneridge Mall Road

Pleasanton, California 94588

(925) 401-7300

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A common stock, par value $0.00001 per share   TXG   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☒

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The ITC 1068 Action

As previously disclosed: (a) on July 31, 2017, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (“Bio-Rad”) and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC filed a complaint against 10x Genomics, Inc. (the “Company”) in the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) pursuant to Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, accusing substantially all of the Company’s products of infringing U.S. Patents Nos. 9,089,844, 9,126,160, 9,500,664, 9,636,682 and 9,649,635 (the “ITC 1068 Action”); and (b) in September 2018, the presiding judge issued an Initial Determination (i) finding that the Company’s Gel bead in Emulsion microfluidic chips (“GEM microfluidic chips”) infringe the ‘664, ‘682 and ‘635 patents but not the ‘160 patent, (ii) finding that the Company’s gel bead manufacturing microfluidic chip and new microfluidic chip (“Next GEM microfluidic chip”) do not infringe any claim asserted against them, (iii) recommending entry of an exclusion order against the Company’s GEM microfluidic chips and (iv) recommending a cease and desist order that would prevent the Company from selling imported GEM microfluidic chips.

The ITC is not reviewing the judge’s findings that the Company’s GEM microfluidic chips directly infringe the ‘664, ‘682 and ‘635 patents. The ITC is currently reviewing the judge’s findings that (1) the Company indirectly infringes the ‘682 and ‘635 patents, (2) the Company’s gel bead manufacturing microfluidic chip does not infringe certain claims in the ‘664 patent and (3) the Company’s Next GEM microfluidic chip does not infringe certain claims in the ‘160 and ‘664 patents.

On September 26, 2019, the ITC issued a notice to extend the target date for completion of its investigation until October 17, 2019. As such, a Final Determination is now expected to be issued on or prior to October 17, 2019.

The Germany Action

As previously disclosed, on February 13, 2018, Bio-Rad filed suit against the Company in Germany in the Munich Region Court alleging that the Company’s Chromium instruments, GEM microfluidic chips and certain accessories infringe German Utility Model No. DE 20 2011 110 979 (the “Germany Action”).

On September 25, 2019, the Munich Region Court issued a notice to extend the deadline for issuing a ruling in the Germany Action until November 20, 2019. As such, a ruling is now expected to be issued on or prior to November 20, 2019.

The information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 on this Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any other filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Signatures

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    10x Genomics, Inc.
    By:  

/s/ Eric S. Whitaker

    Name: Eric S. Whitaker
    Title:   General Counsel
Date: September 26, 2019